VOLUNTEER EVENT: Big Heart Brigade Thanksgiving Outreach

Since 1992 The Big Heart Brigade volunteers have prepped close to 2 million Thanksgiving dinners for less fortunate ones in our community. This years massive undertaking served a traditional turkey dinner for over 45,000 people and was fueled by 4,000 volunteers. The volunteers cook, package and deliver the meals to needy ones, many in Pahokee and Belle Glade, on Thanksgiving Day.

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s REAL Leaders have enjoyed volunteering for the past several years. This year over 20 REAL Leaders donned their red shirts to assist in the breakdown of the site that was behind Fire Station #3 on Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. In past years, our team has worked as an assembly line to package the food in to-go containers. This years effort required a little more elbow grease to clean the gallon tubs all the fixings were stored in and get the site cleared out.

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VOLUNTEER EVENT: MHC REAL Leaders Help Distribute Over 800 Thanksgiving Meal Boxes

Our MHC REAL Leaders had the pleasure of volunteering for the fifth time at the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway. The Urban League of Palm Beach County has been the leading provider of comprehensive family services to over 16,000 disadvantaged families in our community each year. Their clients live below the poverty line and in under-served and challenged areas throughout Palm Beach County.

Through sponsorship and volunteer efforts they distribute Thanksgiving meal boxes that include everything a family needs to have a happy and healthy holiday. Our social service team was in charge of unloading the turkeys, packaging them into bags and handing them out to families. When the team started to arrive around 7AM there was already a line of appreciative families waiting outside of the location and a steady stream continued until the last turkey was passed out to the 800th family.

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NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Has Gone to the Dogs

MHC Real Leaders volunteer at Big Dog Ranch Rescue

It’s true, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman has gone to the dogs… well, at least the company’s social service team did. MHC Real Leaders spent Friday, May 19, at Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s new facility. Big (and little) Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States. Over 10 years ago, Big Dog Ranch Rescue began as Florida Weimaraner Rescue and in 2008 expanded to rescue all dog breeds. Since then, they have saved over 12,000 innocent dogs and puppies who would not have survived without their intervention. Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s primary goal is to save even more lives and the space to do so was the most significant hurdle. Through an outpouring of community support and donations, the Ranch has begun construction on their dream facility – a cage-free, life-saving campus.

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